Major Brinkmann's 10th SS Recon was formed into Kampfgruppe Brinkmann and told to immediately secure the Arnhem road bridge. They arrived to find Frost's 2 Battalion already holding the north end. Disorganized, the Germans were unable to make more than harassing attacks before morning. By dawn, however, German units were pouring into the Arnhem area from all over northern Holland, and Kampfgruppe Brinkmann was ready to attempt to take back the bridge. The Germans assaulted the British perimeter from the east, hoping to secure the length of the highway and ramp on this more exposed side.
Attacker: German (SS) (SS-Kampfgruppe Brinkmann and Gun from 10th SS Panzer Artillery)
Defender: British (1st Para Squadron, R.E., RAOC, Brigade HQ Defence Platoon and 3rd Battalion)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Arnhem, The Netherlands 1944-09-18
Squads: A:22.0 D:16.5
AFVs: A:8 PzKpfw IIL x 1 PSW 232(8 rad) x 2 PSW 233 x 1 SPW 250/1 x 2 SPW 250/8 x 1 SPW 250/9 x 1
Guns: A:1 10.5cm leFH 18 x 1 D:3 OML 3-in. Mortar x 1 OQF 6-Pounder 7-cwt x 2